Gastroenterology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The main Gastroenterology Fellowship is a fully accredited three-year fellowship in gastroenterology. This training program draws upon the resources of two affiliated campuses: The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Bronx VA Medical Center. Fellows receive training based on a core curriculum in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, including endoscopy and special procedures. There are subspecialty rotations that expose fellows specifically in inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, motility, and nutrition. The Fellowship also provides an opportunity to focus on a sub-specialty area of interest. A strong emphasis is placed on conducting clinical and/or basic research during fellowship training.

For fellows who have completed their standard 3-year training, the GI Division also offers two, one-year advanced training fellowships: Advanced Endoscopy and the Present/Levison Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Fellows are trained in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology and provided protected time to focus on subspecialty areas within these fields. Because a great deal of emphasis is placed on performing original research during fellowship, half of the training time is protected for this purpose, with an aim toward developing skills necessary to succeed in academic medicine.

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3rd Year Fellows (Residency Program)
Antonio Cheesman, MD (Saint Louis University)
Shavani Gupta, MD (Columbia University)
Maia Kayal, MD (Columbia University)
Charles Snyder, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

2nd Year Fellows (Residency Program)
Zachary Borman, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston)
Lauren Grinspan, MD (New York Presbyterian, Columbia)
Akash Kumar, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Sheila Rustgi, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) 

1st Year Fellows (Residency Program)
Yakira David, MD   (Suny Downstate)   
Zoe Gottlieb, MD   ( Mass General Univ)  
Alexandra Livanos, MD PhD   (Columbia University)
Loren Rabinowitz, MD (Columbia University)         

See our list of graduates and where they are now.

Our GI Fellowship integrates the resources of two academically-affiliated hospitals:

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Please refer to the program description for a brief overview of the Fellowship Program.

The Mount Sinai Hospital offers four positions in the Match for our fully accredited three-year Fellowship in Gastroenterology starting in July 2016. The gastroenterology fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants should register with the NRMP in order to participate in the Gastroenterology Match.  Applications for the Gastroenterology Match are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) beginning July 1, 2016.  We will only review applications that are processed through ERAS. We review these applications between July 1-August 15, 2016 in the order they are received. It is therefore strongly advised that your ERAS application, including all reference letters, be completed early. Due to the heavy volume of applications we receive, we are usually able to arrange personal interviews with no more than 10 percent of our applicants.

Visas: The institution only sponsors J-1 and H1-B visas. Candidates on a H1-B visa must have already passed all exam steps (I, II, and III) prior to coming to Mount Sinai. Additionally, the institution will consider O-1 sponsorship but candidates must be processed externally prior to the transfer.